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Slowing Foot Traffic Costs Cities, Auckland Study Finds

The Auckland Design Office created a study to quantify the dollars lost from delayed pedestrian traffic.
July 7, 2018, 5am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Endless discussions explore the costs of vehicle traffic, but what about the costs of limiting or slowing pedestrians? Auckland built a study to try to quantify the cost of foot traffic. 

"Led by Auckland Council’s Auckland Design Office, the Business Case for Walking quantifies the economic cost of pedestrian delay in just the same way that transport planners have traditionally quantified the cost of traffic congestion to justify large-scale road building programmes," according to an article in Our Auckland. They found that there was $11.7 million lost every year in the city's downtown.

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Published on Friday, June 29, 2018 in Our Auckland
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